BEWARE CA Driver's License applicants:
If you have previously applied with fraudulent information at the DMV, they will have it in their system.
If you have any record of failure to appear or any action taken against you, any outstanding tickets, the DMV will have it in their system even if it was twenty years ago.
However, they are NOT arresting applicants. They say they don't have officers waiting around and they don't have the manpower to worry about it. So if you're not sure if you have a ticket on your record, there is no need to be afraid to go in and make your appointment.
If you KNOW you have an outstanding ticket, pay it ahead of time to save yourself the hassle of having to go back a second time!